The Ministry of Culture of Spain, in collaboration with the Department of Aesthetics and Art Theory of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid is currently preparing a European Congress of Aesthetics that will take place at the Prado Museum (Madrid) between the 10th and the 12th of November 2010. The title of the congress will be: ” Europe and the aesthetics concept. Societies in crisis”.
We have just opened the call for papers. As you shall see the main subjects of the congress will be:

  1. History of Aesthetics
  2. Aesthetics and the history of art
  3. Political dimension of art
  4. Crisis, criterion and criticism
  5. Crisis in the artistic system.

We hope that this call may be of your interest. If so, we would also appreciate it if you could forward it to anyone you think may also be interested in presenting a paper during the congress. The deadline for such submissions is the 30th of July.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us via the following email:

By Sacha Kagan

Research Associate at the ISCO - Institute of Sociology and Cultural Organization (ISKO - Institut für Soziologie und Kulturorganisation), Leuphana University Lueneburg, Sacha Kagan founded the International level of Cultura21, Network for Cultures of Sustainability, as well as the International Summer School of Arts and Sciences for Sustainability in Social Transformation (ASSiST). The focus of his research and cultural work lies in the trans-disciplinary field of arts and (un-)sustainability. Doctor in Philosophy (Leuphana University Lueneburg) with a thesis on the subject of culture, the arts and sustainability under the perspective of complexity ; M.A. in Cultural Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam) ; and Graduate of Sciences Po Bordeaux (political sciences). For Cultura21, Sacha is also coordinating the eBooks series, the regular updates on our multi-lingual website, the English section of our webmagazine and the work of our Lueneburg-based interns.